It is a common problem for new pilots to feel like the controls are backward when flying towards yourself. It just takes time to train your brain to picture yourself in the AR Drone as opposed to watching the AR Drone. One thing you can do, especially outside, is to watch the screen, then you are in the cockpit perspective. So, just keep practicing and you'll get used to it.
If you want to practice getting the perspective you can get an RC Plane Flight Sim for your computer and log some time on it. It doesn't really matter which type of aircraft, but you'll be able to practice without breaking anything This is an Open Source simulator http://crrcsim.berlios.de/wiki/
As far as settings go. Reduce the controls while you are learning how to fly the AR Drone. As you get more confident begin to increase the sensitivity and speed at which the AR Drone will fly. Also, while you are learning, keep the indoor shell on, it will help save your props and motors.
Good luck and have fun!
hello i am a new pilot and i get realy comfused with the controls when the drone is facing me and i make the wrong moves as it is the other way anybody have any tips for me on what to do or in how to start?Also what are the best settings in the app to use outside?